Based on the hit TV series Battlestar Galactica, Microgaming seems to have exceeded themselves when it comes down to manufacturing a slick piece of slots ware. The story behind Battlestar Galactica displays humanity’s last remnants and their struggle to find a new home. This feature-rich video slot will take you on board the eponymous Battlestar Galactica, a space battleship that survived the war between Cylons and Colonials and is now conducting an explorative mission for the fabled 13th colony of humans, known as the planet Earth. Along the way you will encounter a deck of playing cards, at least its standard sequence from 10-A as the symbols of lower values, and the space craft’s crew: Captain Adama, Col. Tigh, Apollo, Eileen, Starbuck, Tyrol and Help, who all try to avert extinction at the hands of the Cylons by all means. The slot's logo represents the Wild symbol with the power of substituting all symbols except for the Viper Mark II, which stands for the Scatter symbol that activates the main feature. There are 5 reels set against the mesmerizing depths of space and it's dark, starry universes that blend perfectly with the Sci-Fi tech, metallic theme symbols, and background, with 243 ways to win the system which makes sure that you find it prosperous and deeply satisfying. The coin bet ranges from 0.01 to 0.05 per line, and you can wager from 1 to 10 coins per line, which leaves you looking at a minimum of € 1.50, and a maximum of € 15 per spin. Additionally, the more you spin the reels, the more experience you get in the exp bar below the screen, which indicates the rank that you are currently at. The golden rhomb in the left bottom corner portrays your current Rank and unlocked abilities. You start off as a Civilian and make your way to Admiral, unlocking cool video footages from the hit TV series, all to enhance both the excitement and your overall gambling experience on board.
This is probably going to be the 1st
feature you will encounter as a member of the Battlestar Galactica army, soldier. A very cool feature to begin with. The 2nd
reel on the board is the most common one that gets entirely turned into stack wilds during the Ion Storm, providing a significant improvement in the winning chances and combinations. Moreover, if the Ion Storm enlarges and reaches its full raging potential, it will turn the entire table into both Wild symbols and your favor of becoming a rich penny-slotter in a blink of an eye, if you succeed to successfully ride out the storm, that is.
Pursued by the tireless Cylons fighters, the Battlestar Galactica has to switch her hyper jump engines on in order to avoid a complete annihilation as they unexpectedly teleport on the screen. This mode is triggered randomly during the Normal mode to suddenly put you on full alert. Fasten your seatbelts as the win-all-ways crazy Run mode starts, where all winning combinations pay in both directions, and where flying battleships shooting random wilds is a special feature which grants wilds and bonuses and can potentially lead to a tremendous bolster of your bankroll account. Keep an eye on the Red FLT Timer symbol that appears on the 3rd
central reel and turns all low-paying value symbols into matching high-paying value mystery symbols, thereby producing greater chances for galactic-sized wins.
The heart-thumping chase has come to an exhausting point where all the resources are at critical levels, and the only chance to survive is to stand your ground under the siege of a deployed group of tenacious Cylons. Shift your guard stances on and use your best battle maneuvers as you are in for a real warfare! Highly versatile battle jets, laser explosions turning symbols into wilds and splitting the wilds in 2 for even heftier rewards is all you’ll be seeing should you activate the Free Spins feature during this mode, where the air support comes to your aid every time you need a little push to turn the tables in your favor and start winning both the fight and the combinations across the entire battlefield. Although the amount of Free Spins is smaller, the multipliers will make sure that you don’t miss a bit of the fun and the handsome payouts, of course. Additionally, the battle jets and missile throwers in the Free Spins feature during this mode activate randomly to fly across the board and change the nature of the symbol by the X-rays, turning them into Wilds, and even granting more Free Spins, which means if you’re lucky enough to survive the raid, you will not only be awarded a Medal of Honor, but you will receive some divine prizes on the way to glory as well.
Cosmic Free Spins
If you manage to combine at least 3 Viper Mark II Battle Jets, they will transport you directly to the Free Spins area in the universe, where depending on the mode you are currently into, you are rewarded with 3 up to 15 Free Spins, which also can be re-triggered for the duration given, and extended in every possible way to justify the means, potentially leading to cosmic rewards!
Galactic Look & Feel
When it comes down to look and feel of a certain slot, this game is in a league of its own, 2nd
to none. The graphical interface is rather prodigious and futuristic, with a lot of bright & neon colors. Winning combinations trigger amusing videos and animations, with the outstanding visuals animated once players earn an entry to the Run and Fight Modes, which is especially smooth and overwhelming, creating a sense of excitement unrivaled by any other slot. There is a heart-racing orchestra soundtrack, accompanied by occasional boisterous drums that only add up to the already exciting features, supported by famous spoken lines from the 8 movie characters fitting the galactic theme, and making you feel like you’re in a Viper Mark II cockpit, doing all kinds of adrenaline-pumping action to progress on the Ranking Achievements scale and claim your cosmic rewards in the far reaches of space. Is it a slot worth playing? Have a few spins and decide for yourself.